Secretariat died on this day in 1989. I still remember it like yesterday. He was only 19 years old and suffering with laminitis. Oh what might have been. He would still have had at least 4 or 5 more years at stud. My boy Tinners Way was born in 1990, the last son born to Secretariat. And Secretariat stamped him with his likeness and a bit of his racing ability. sniff.